Race Calendar

NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon

November 18, 2017

Start time: 7:00 AM

New York City

Address: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY

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Join thousands of fellow runners for the NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon as the race, now in it’s 4th year, bursts outside of the park and takes a tour of some of the most historic parts of New York City’s most diverse borough in New York City’s biggest new race in decades!

Since 2014, runners from 36 states and 27 countries have journeyed to Queens and made their way to Flushing Meadows Park to participate. This year their faith is rewarded with a new course that showcases a great slice of Queens!

You will exit Flushing Meadows Park, do a loop around the famed Queens Botanic Gardens and Kissena Park, pass by the historic cemeteries of Queens, zip along Main Street in downtown Flushing, visit the Bay via the Marina, and see the home of the New York Mets before heading back into the park to tour the World’s Fair grounds.

Along the way, you’ll be treated to great local music and wildly enthusiastic crowds representing the great communities whose unrivaled diversity make Flushing a top tourist destination and the next big thing in NYC.

THE COURSE

The USATF Certified course will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. Clocks will be at every mile, and there will be timing points every 5K.

H20, Gatorade, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles, Clif Shots will be available at approximately Mile 8, and medical will be stationed throughout the course.

NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon Course Map & Elevation Profile

AMENITIES

NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Queens Half  long sleeve and wear your incredible medal with pride! Enjoy a fresh New York bagel, New York State apples, and more while listening to a world class DJ and seeing your friends cross the finish line.

Queens Half VIPs get extra perks, see below!

VIP

Upgrade your Queens Half Marathon experience and become a VIP!

In addition to the amenities above, VIPs will also enjoy:

  • Entry for yourself and one guest to a private area on race day that includes dedicated food, water, and toilets for VIPs and guests only
  • Entry for yourself and one guest to an exclusive VIP pre-race breakfast
  • Exclusive VIP-only giveaway (stay tuned for details!)
  • Your bib & shirt mailed to you before the race (domestic US shipping only) – skip the lines at packet pickup!
  • Your name printed on your bib
  • Your photo and story featured on Queens Half Marathon social media channels
  • Special early guaranteed entry into the 2018 NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon

All of this for just an additional $100! Simply select “VIP” in the “Extras” menu on the registration form. VIP spots are limited, don’t miss out!

 

 

PACKET PICKUP

There will be absolutely no race-day packet pickup
Packet pickup locations have not been finalized. However, current plans include two different events:
Kickoff Party: On Wednesday,  November 15th, we are planning an event in Long Island City that will feature local beer and food vendors.
Expo: On Thursday November 16th and Friday November 17th, we will be hosting a packet pickup in Manhattan.
You can skip the extra trip by choosing to have your bib & shirt mailed to you or by becoming a VIP.

BIB & SHIRT MAILING

If registering on or before 10/15, you can choose to have your bib & shirt mailed to you for an additional fee of $25. You must choose this option when registering and the packet must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. Bib & shirt mailing is included when you become a VIP!


COST

NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

Early Bird! Until 6/18 $70
TBD $80
TBD $90
TBD $100
TBD $110
Last Chance! $150

*NYCRUNS Member discount not applicable to Early Bird price.

 

 

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.

Our awards policies are available here.


VOLUNTEER

Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and rack up as much credit as you can. Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 per shift to a cause partner of your choice. What’s this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.


DIRECTIONS

Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events. We strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


SAFETY & SECURITY

Along with all the fun, NYCRUNS is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all participants and spectators. Please be aware that runners must pass through metal detectors to enter the start corrals and all checked bags will be screened. Clear bags will be provided. Complete details & instructions will be provided to registered runners closer to race day.


POLICIES

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition here.

 

 

Race Contact:
theteam@nycruns.com